Leadership and Management

which employee to lay off
3 Great Employees: Which One Do You Lay Off?

Which Employee Do You Lay Off? – A Manager’s Dilemma

Letting an employee go is a manager’s biggest headache. When you have to fire someone, there are usually clear signs that a person is a bad fit at the company, and it makes showing them the door a little easier: Maria is consistently not meeting her sales quota; David has been reprimanded for bad conduct…

How To Build Resilience as a Manager
Persistence Pays

Overcoming Obstacles: How To Build Resilience as a Manager

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan Click on ALLOW button to…

Why Managers Who Don't Delegate Will Never Succeed

Why Managers Who Don’t Delegate Will Never Succeed

Delegation is one of the finer arts of good management. Yet the number of supposedly successful managers who struggle with this premise is staggering. Managers who don’t delegate can be at a distinct disadvantage in the employment marketplace. And the organizations those managers represent may be missing out on both goodwill and profit. Click on…

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Corporate Social Responsibility – Create Something Bigger Than Your Brand

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the part of a business that gives something back. However, it’s not just the conscience of the business. It’s a lot more than that. In some cases, CSR stems from a personal crusade from the CEO. Richard Branson at Virgin or Elon Musk at Tesla spring to mind. These corporate…

social media in the workplace

Help! My Boss is On Facebook!

There it is, the small, red notification on your Facebook page. Your boss has sent you a friend request on Facebook. What do you do? Panic? Accept the request and then meticulously customize all privacy settings? Ignore it? Or decline? Social media interaction with your superiors is a tricky sphere to negotiate. We spoke to…

The Senior Manager's Role in Motivating and Demotivating the Workforce

The Senior Manager’s Role in Motivating and Demotivating the Workforce

Your management style can make or break your team. Knowing which approaches motivate, and which have the opposite effect will help foster success in your company. We spoke to ClearCompany CEO Andre Lavoie about the best ways to motivate your employees as a senior manager. Click on ALLOW button to have access to more exciting career…

What does your desk say about you?

World’s Best Boss – How to Win Your Employees’ Loyalty and Respect

It is a stressful time in the office – as per usual, there is a lot to be done. Overtime is being worked, deadlines need to be met, contracts have to be fulfilled and targets must be achieved. Nevertheless, your employees are loyally sitting at their desks in a good mood and are highly motivated. An organisational utopia?…

handling conflicts as a manager

Handling Conflicts As a Manager – Recognize These Scenarios?

Integrity in the workplace is vital for the performance of your team, and the working environment overall. Unresolved issues, resulting in further conflicts, hinder the work on various levels, both socially and professionally. Sometimes conflict is unavoidable, sometimes it can be foreseen – but in every scenario, finding a resolution will benefit everyone involved. Handling conflicts as a manager…

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Great Workplaces are Built on Friendship

Managers: Foster a Friendly Office for Stunning Results

What makes a workplace great? Hint: it’s not about challenging assignments, decent pay, good benefits or supportive management. Most companies offer these basics, and yet the majority of  employees aren’t exactly in love with their jobs, according to global studies on employee engagement. We’re not referring to a place where employees mechanically clock in, chip away…

11 Habits of Successful Leaders video

11 Habits of Successful Leaders [VIDEO]

Anyone can be a manager, but not everyone can be a leader. Today we take a look at the 11 habits of highly successful leaders, the things that great leaders do every day, which set them apart and contribute to their ongoing success. Click on ALLOW button to have access to more exciting career news!

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